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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Adopt-A-Family campaign spreads holiday cheer

Posted  November 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants Council is sponsoring its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2014 holiday season at Nellis AFB. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech AFBs who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Ellsworth AFB B-1s blast through Green Flag-West 15-02

Posted  November 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two crew chiefs from the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., complete a pre-flight checklist on a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, during Green Flag-West 15-02 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 18. Green Flag-West, provides combat training…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2014

Posted  November 21, 2014

Trees for Troops:  Free holiday trees will be available in the Chapel parking lot 8 to 10 a.m., Dec. 10 for E-5s and below, 10 a.m. to noon for all others. For more information, contact the Chapel at 702-652-2950. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share…

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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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Fall safety tips

Posted  November 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, there are things we all need to do to prepare ourselves, our families and our homes for the fall season. First of all, everyone should check and replace batteries in smoke detectors prior to turning on the heater, furnace, or using the fireplace for the first…

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How did we lose this young Airman?

Posted  November 14, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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‘Executive Sweet’ takes flight during open house

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Ron “Rocky” Reinert, volunteer crewman, performs post-flight checks on a B-25J Mitchell during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov.7. The B-25, which is a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps…

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CSAR crews shine at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

Fixed-wing aircraft weren’t the only ones slicing through the cloudless southern Nevada skies this year at the 2014 Nellis Open House.

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